This collection of stories follows the interconnected friendships of four First Nations people as they navigate life in the city, being the first of their families to live off the reserve. Against the backdrop of the 90s and early 2000s, the four experience family catastrophes, broken friendships, and the aftermath of the great tragedy of 9/11. Readers are intimately connected with each struggle, whether it is with racism, isolation, finding their cultural identity, or repairing the wounds of their upbringing.
Dawn Dumont is a columnist for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, the Regina Leader-Post, and Eagle Feather News. She has previously written for the Edmonton Journal and CBC Radio, and has worked as a stand-up comic making people laugh at clubs across North America including New York’s Comic Strip, the Comedy Club, the Improv, and Toronto’s Yuk Yuk’s and the Laugh Resort. She lives in Saskatoon.